This course is designed to introduce you to the basic concepts of human communication, processes, and environments. This course surveys communication topics related to culture, identity, organizations, and relationships. By the end of this course, you should have a fuller understanding of appropriate and effective communication based on your knowledge of theoretical concepts and their application.
Course prerequisites and requirements
To be successful in this course, we recommend English language fluency and computer literacy. We also encourage you to make sure your laptop or desktop computer meets the technical requirements.
Knowledge of basic Excel functionality will be very helpful in setting you up for success in this course.
Next start date:
Jan. 11, 2022
Jun. 7, 2022
- Credits: 3
- Length: 8 weeks
- Cost: $25 + $400
What you’ll learn
- Define and describe the complex nature of communication.
- Identify and describe the various contexts of communication study, including interpersonal, small group, organizations, public, and mass communication.
- Explain the features of communication common to all contexts, including verbal and nonverbal.
- Connect theoretical concepts of communication to everyday experiences.
- Define key terms used by communication researchers and practitioners.
- Describe the relationships between the discipline of communication and other academic areas of study.
What to expect in class
Video lectures, readings, writing assignments, discussions, live meetings with the instructor, quizzes, and a final exam.
Exams and grading
Exit Quizzes (7)
Situational Analysis (4)
This course appears on your transcript identically to how it appears on the transcript of an enrolled ASU student who has taken the course on one of ASU’s campuses.
This course satisfies 3 credit hours toward the Social-Behavioral Sciences (SB) General Studies requirement at Arizona State University. It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring your credit.